Immediate Release: November 5, 2005
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Binghamton swimming & diving splits dual meet with UMBC
Men win last event to shock defending AE Champions 123-120
VESTAL, N.Y.--Binghamton University freshman Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.), junior Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.), senior Wade Rimbach (Essex, England) and junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) won the final race of the meet, the 400 free relay in 3:11.73 to give their team the victory as the men's and women's swimming and diving teams split with America East rival UMBC on Saturday afternoon at Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The men (4-0) won 123-120, while the women (1-3) were defeated 166-74. The Bearcat men finished runner-up to UMBC in the America East Championship for the last two seasons.
"I am ecstatic about the win for the men," head coach Patrice Back said. "It is unbelievable that these guys can come together and take down a team in the conference that no one can beat."
On the men's side Holmes, sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara Turkey) and freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) each won two events for the Bearcats. Holmes touched first in the 200 free (1:40.43) and 200 fly (1:52.68). Tayla was victorious in the 50 free (21.37) and 100 free (46.59). Varanda finished first in the 200 IM (1:57.74) and 200 breast (2:10.21).
Jeffery Salgado of UMBC set a pool record in the one-meter dive with a score of 301.65.
On the women's side freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) was the lone winner. Grubic touched first in the 100 free (54.59).
The Bearcats travel to America East foe New Hampshire on November 13 for a 11 a.m. meet.
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